“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle
What are bagua trigrams
When I first saw the feng shui bagua, I naively thought the 8 tripartite symbols or “bagua trigrams” on the bagua were just a decorative figures for each of the 8 compass directions on the bagua itself e.g. Southwest. What I did not know, was that each bagua trigram and its respective direction is also linked to a family member and a part of the human body.
☵ ☰ ☶ ☳ ☴ ☲ ☷ ☱
How to use trigrams to reduce negative chi
So why does this matter and what does it have to do with Feng Shui? By understanding the trigrams, in conjunction with the bagua itself, you can further improve your environment by reducing negative chi that may potentially impact specific members of the family and their health. For example, if the matriarch of the house is ill, one may want to check that the southwest direction of the bagua symbolized by this trigram ☷ is not afflicted and thereby causing the illness.
Because Feng Shui is too complex for me to remember every single detail, I had to create a bagua trigram cheat sheet for myself:
|Middle Son||Ears||Career||Water||Black||1||Squiggly, Wavy|
|Dad, Patriarch||Head||Helpful People
|Metal||White, Gray, Black||6.7||Round|
|Youngest Son||Fingers, Hands||Knowledge||Earth||Black, Blue, Green||2, 5, 8||Square|
|OldestSon||Hair,Feet||Health & Family||Wood||Green||3, 4||Rectangle|
|Oldest Daughter||Butt,Neck||Wealth||Wood||Blue, Purple, Red||3, 4||Rectangle|
|Mom, Matriarch||Nose||Relationships||Earth||Red, Pink, White||2, 5, 8||Square|
|YoungestDaughter||Mouth||Kids & Creativity||Metal||White||6, 7||Round|
I have personally evaluated spaces for Feng Shui purposes by using the cheat sheet, which defines each trigram as well as the directions, elements, colors, shapes associated with it. I hope you find this cheat sheet helpful!